Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 10

Aretha Franklin, an Aries. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

Late Monday night, Venus enters sociable Gemini and invites you to step outside your comfort zone. If you’re at a party, you’ll have more fun talking to someone new than you will staying clustered with your usual group of friends. Do you normally wear the same three colors? This week, you’ll get a surprising boost from adding a new one to the mix. And if you’re invited to visit someplace new to you, say yes if you can. This isn’t a time to worry too much about your long term goals, and instead to indulge your curiosity and explore the world around you. Having interesting experiences, right here and right now, is fulfilling in its own right.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

In the heat of conflict, it’s not always possible to keep your wits about you. When your instincts take over, you can’t expect yourself to remain totally rational. As a result, it takes time to learn from your experiences. Often, you won’t know what it all means, or how you feel about it, until much later. So this week, don’t worry so much if you’re still in the muddled middle of things, if understanding seems far away. Trust that you’re learning and growing even if you can’t see it. You’re getting there in your own good time.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

People tell you to be gentler and more compassionate with yourself, but it’s easier said than done. You’re in your own head all day long, which means you’ve got a front row seat to all of your ungenerous thoughts, your pettiness, your lazier moments. It can make loving yourself feel like an impossible assignment. If that’s the case this week, focus on the people around you instead. Your friends aren’t perfect — they’ve got unkind thoughts and weaknesses of their own — but you can see how wonderful they are anyway. So when they say they can see how wonderful you are, believe them.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

If you had it your druthers you’d be able to experience everything earth has to offer. You’d visit every city, chat with every person, try out a hundred different careers, just to see what each one is like. So it’s frustrating to be bound by the limits of time and human existence. You worry that this life isn’t big enough for you, that you’ll never be satisfied. This week, though, you’ll find that seemingly ordinary days are full of excitement. If you’ve been feeling bored, you can finally shake it off.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, you’re pretty even-keeled — at least, that’s how it looks from the outside. Even when your inner life is turbulent, you know how to display a cool exterior. Just because you’re dealing with intense emotions, that doesn’t mean you want the whole world to know about it. This week, though, see what happens if you do let more people in on what’s going on with you. Talk things through with a friend or two. If you let them see your messy side, and stop trying to appear so put together, it can be freeing, helpful, even joyful.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

From flavors to experiences to people, you know what you like and what you don’t. And when you already know what works for you and makes you happy, it’s hard to feel motivated to branch out. The trouble is that sometimes, your go-tos aren’t available. And eventually, even the most tried and true pleasures can lose their sparkle. This week, experiment with your preferences. While there’s comfort in the familiar, don’t forget about the joy that novelty can provide. Right now, that might be what you need most.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

More than most people, perhaps, you recognize how important it is to stay grounded in reality. You aren’t one to invest your energy in grandiose plans that ultimately aren’t feasible. If you’re going to dream up a better future, you want to know that it’s actually possible to get there from here. Sometimes, though, it’s the best ideas that seem unrealistic at first, too ambitious. So this week, let your imagination run wild. There will be time later on to edit yourself, to be sensible once again. For now, get weird. Have fun.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

You’ve seen how unforgiving people can be when others make mistakes. Their reaction is enough to make you believe that even the smallest error could ruin your life. When you miss a deadline, or make a wrong turn, or accidentally hurt someone’s feelings (as we all inevitably do) you start feeling like a failure. You’re not. This week, stop beating yourself up over the small things. Not because they don’t matter, but because everyone messes up sometimes, and you’ll have the chance to repair it. You don’t have to get it right on your first try.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You tend to be suspicious of people who are overly generous with their praise or paint rosy pictures of the world. You’d rather see things for what they really are. Remember that the truth isn’t always ugly, though. Just because someone hurts your feelings doesn’t make them admirably honest; the story that presents you in a negative light isn’t necessarily the most accurate one. Some people struggle to come to terms with the fact that they have any negative qualities at all, but for you, this week, the challenge is to recognize that you have wonderful ones. It isn’t egoism or self-deception, but simple truth.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You’re not one to shy away from a challenge. When faced with an easy and a hard option, you’ll choose the latter every time, even if it’s not strictly speaking necessary. This fearlessness has led to growth, not to mention the most rewarding experiences and greatest successes in your life. Seen in a different light, though, you make things unnecessarily difficult for yourself. Life’s tough enough already; you don’t need to make it tougher to prove anything. There are times when the path of least resistance is totally fine — even the best option. This week, do what comes naturally. Choose ease where you can.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You try to move through the world methodically, sticking to your plans and staying focused on your goals, avoiding getting blown off course by the snags and interruptions that come up daily. This week, though, the distractions are going to be hard to resist. Your days will be full of color and inspiration, and your brain is bursting with new questions and ideas. Normally, you’d see all this extra input as clutter, but now, you can find beauty and magic there instead. You don’t have to keep a level head all the time. Let yourself get excited.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Fitting in has never been that important to you. You value love and human connection, but you also prize your individuality and integrity. Ultimately, you’d sooner follow your own path and risk being misunderstood than lose what makes you you. There have been times in your life when this mentality has left you deeply lonely, but this week, fortunately, you don’t have to choose. You’ll find people who are open-minded and open-hearted, people who are receptive to your boldest ideas and your most authentic self.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Usually, if you work yourself to the point of exhaustion and forgo all downtime, it’s possible to do everything that’s asked of you, to check every single item off your to-do list. Recently, though, even that’s not been enough. So this week, give yourself permission to drop the tasks that are neither urgent nor pleasurable, the ones that don’t make anybody’s life better. It’s not admitting defeat, but rather being realistic about your limits. It’s about putting the focus back on what’s actually important to you, so that you can spend your time on your own terms.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of April 3. The weekly horoscopes for the week of April 17 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 10